The value of art reaches beyond museums and exhibitions. It is a unique and powerful tool we can use to understand our communities.
A prime example is the TypeFace public art project, which unveiled a few of weeks ago on vacant and foreclosed spaces in the city of Milwaukee. Each installation is covered with words from interviews with residents that evoke many emotions: good, bad, angry, brash, hopeful, reflective.
TypeFace makes community conversation its centerpiece, not an afterthought.